PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Education Postsecondary and Adult Education specialization
Enhance your qualifications in adult education and college teaching, one of the fastest growing occupations in the country. Capella's online PhD in Postsecondary and Adult Education curriculum focuses on theories of adult learning and distance education, critical analysis and research skills, best practices in postsecondary adult instruction, and the application of theory and research to develop effective learning environments for individuals from diverse backgrounds. The Postsecondary and Adult Education program is also designed to allow you to concurrently enroll in Capella's Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching and earn two valuable credentials at the same time.
This specialization is not designed to satisfy licensure requirements for P–12 public school teachers or administrators. Begin to research and understand your state's licensure requirements right away, find answers to common questions, explore how Capella programs fit with your state's standards and requirements, and get links to important state resources. Visit the Education Licensure Resource site.
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With your PhD in Postsecondary and Adult Education from Capella, you'll learn to facilitate the learning process for adults, uphold professional ethical standards and socially responsible behavior, and perform relevant, high quality, scholarly research. Additionally, you will gain the skills to provide vision and direction in adult serving, post-secondary education and community settings. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Postsecondary and Adult Education include faculty member, director of grant writing, academic affairs vice president, dean, provost or community college president. Potential workplaces include: corporation, community college, vocational school, military education, adult education program, and land-based or online college or university.